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Paydesk has 38 journalists in Kuala Lumpur. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in Kuala Lumpur are Wen Chen and Samsul Said.

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Journalists in Kuala Lumpur



Wen Chen

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Wen is a documentary filmmaker and journalist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She has over ten years experience working as a producer, director, writer, videographer and editor in various formats: TV broadcast, digital platform and feature documentaries. She has worked on documentaries for Netflix,Read more BBC, Insider, Euronews, CNA, History Channel and Crime & Investigation Network.
Languages
English Malay Chinese (Mandarin)
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+12
Skills
Fact Checking Investigative Reporting Cultural
+6

Samsul Said

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Samsul Said is a Photojournalist based in Kuala Lumpur. He is currently working as a “Freelance Photographer and Videographer”. Samsul Said, is specializing in providing Highquality photograph, especially News, Documentary, Photojournalism and has strong interest in culture. He had been to Xinjiang,Read more China in 2012 for 2 weeks to finish the special project within Malaysia-China travel magazine and represent Malaysia for judging “Xinjiang through the lens”. Samsul also received a Hostile Environment training course for 5 days in Bangkok under Dynamic company organized by Reuters. 

His work has been publish in Time magazine, Wasington Post, USA Today, The Guardian, 
The Telegraph, The huffingston Post, Boston Big Pictures, L.A Times, Bangkok Post, The New York Times Online, China Daily, Lavanguardia, Media Indonesia, Jakarta Post, National Post, International Herald Tribune, Globe and Mail Canada, The Wall Street Journal, The National Post, Times of Oman, Times of India, REUTERS Our World Book (Volume 5) and local newspaper and Magazine such as The Star, The Sun, The News Straits Times Press, The Malay Mail, Sinar Harian, Libur, Dewan Budaya and now he’s  Stringer at Reuters Pictures and Getty Images News Asia Pacific as a freelance basisi in Kuala Lumpur. I will accept any an assignment in ASIA, please contact me here: ******
Languages
English
Services
Photography
Skills
Breaking News

Salena Pail

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Salena Pail is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Been in the journalism industry for more than 10 years. Experience in features story, press releases,text speeches and blog articles along with on-ground interviews. 
As well as dual-experience in photography and reporting skills.

Read moreApart from Kuala Lumpur, she also cover fixing for Borneo both Sabah & Sabah as well as the sultanate kingdom of Brunei Darussalam.
Languages
English Malay
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing
+7
Skills
Food & Drink Current Affairs Film & Theatre
+18

Annette Gartland

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I'm an Irish journalist, based in Asia. I'm currently in Kuala Lumpur. I specialise in environmental, health, and human rights issues and have my own website, Changing Times (https://changingtimes.media). I have been a journalist for more than 45 years and am a skilled editor, proofreader, and Read moreFrench-to-English translator. I have worked for major newspapers and magazines in England and Ireland, and for Radio France International, the BBC, Agence France Presse, and euronews.
Languages
English French
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+10
Skills
Fact Checking Politics Current Affairs

Aminah Farid

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Aminah Farid is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Languages
English Malay
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Research
+3
Skills
Politics Investigative Reporting Research
+3

Muhammad Hafiz Mohd Hidzir

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
An ordinary Malaysian home-grown youth who is shaped with experiences gained and knowledge learned sparked by various of interests who also loves (almost) everything in life that the world has to offer.

Studying for endless amount of knowledge during the day, and develop himself throughout the Read morenight through varied activities related with his interests.
Languages
English Malay
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+4
Skills
Fact Checking

Aulia Aulia Hanafiah

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Aulia Hanafiah is a journalist based in  Asia Pasific

I am a journalist, based in Asia. I am currently in Sumatra, Aceh province. I specialize in environmental, health and human rights issues and have my own website, I have been a journalist for more than 10 years and I am a skilled English Read moreeditor, proofreader and translator. I have worked for major newspapers and magazines in the UK and Ireland, and for Radio France International, BBC, Agence France Presse and euronews.
Languages
English Indonesian Malay
+1
Services
News Gathering Investigative Journalism Photography
+1
Skills
Investigative Reporting Politics Risk Analysis
+1

Ushar Daniele

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Armed with ten years of experience on the field as a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I now assume my role as a independent broadcast journalist. I recently hosted for VICE News in Malaysia and when I am not on camera, I produce news packages and documentaries for international news Read moreagencies like Al Jazeera International, CNN, CNBC. Before moving into broadcast, I was a print journalist and I still write for publications like The New York Times and South China Morning Post.
Languages
English Indonesian Malay
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Business Politics Climate Change
+11

Ayuni Ayatillah

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ayuni Ayatillah is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

She specializes in lifestyle, parenting and women issues topics, with a flair for storytelling and simplified English that appeals to local readers.

She has experience writing for local and Read moreinternational parenting and women issue websites such as Makchic.com, Mom Center and AprilMag.com. She also has experience writing/blogging for numerous brands such as Philips, MILO, Nickelodeon and Dutch Lady to name a few.

She interviews with people and write about their stories in online and print media.

She is good with time management and work best with a defined goal in mind.
Languages
Malay
Services
Feature Stories Fact Checking
Skills
Health & Fitness Fact Checking Food & Drink
+3

Zan Azlee

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I am a multimedia journalist, documentary filmmaker and writer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I have 16 years experience in the field and my last senior post was as Senior Editor, News Features, at Astro AWANI, Malaysia's first 24-hour news channel. Prior to that 4-year stint,, I was a Read morecontributing correspondent for several international news organisation which included, Al Jazeera International, Global Post, VPRO TV (Dutch), VJ Movement (Dutch) and a few more. I also have conflict journalism experience having reported and produced documentaries in places like Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey and Southern Thailand. I have produced numerous feature documentaries that have gone on to screen in various international film festivals. And I am an author and have written four non-fiction books to date. I also run a boutique media company called Fat Bidin Sdn Bhd that produces non-fiction content for all mediums.
Languages
English Malay
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+11
Skills
Entertainment & Celebrity Arts & Books Film & Theatre
+6

Gana Prakash

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Gana Prakash is a journalist.
Languages
English Malay
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries Feature Stories
+12
Skills
Medical Social Sports
+24

Naressa Khan

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I am a versatile writer specializing in content creation, research, and creative solutions. I develop ideal narratives and content leads in various formats, for various market segments. Whether an exclusive feature article, a crisp ad copy, a succinct web page, or an extensive brand book, my work Read moreindicates my passion for translating existential ideas into solid and impressionable audience benefits.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast)
+1
Skills
Travel Health & Fitness Food & Drink
+5

Fitri Hazim

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I’m a reporter based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Seven years experience in broadcasting and journalism. I’ve mastered in hosting, news anchor, vox-pop, cross-over, voice-over, news writing script and news writing skills. My news angle forte is politics and crimes in dual language Malay and English. 
Read more

Actively working as emcee for wedding event and moderator for talkshow program speaking on current issues.
Languages
English Malay
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+7
Skills
Natural Disasters Politics Media Training
+5

Joshua Paul

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Joshua Paul (b. 1986) is a Malaysian independent documentary photographer and multimedia journalist with an interest in social issues, international and local conflicts, and refugee migration. 

In 2014, Joshua joined the international news agency Associated Press (AP) as a photojournalist, Read morecovering major events like Malaysian Airline MH370 and MH17 tragedies. He also focused on daily news pieces, documentaries and feature stories. 

His work has been published by international news agencies around the world including TIME, New York Times, International New York Times, The Guardian, Washington Post and The Telegraph to name a few.

He is currently freelancing out of Asia, and beyond as a visual journalist. (photo and video)

In his free time, Joshua rescues and rehabilitates stray dogs and also teaches photography to underprivileged children.
Languages
English Indonesian Malay
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Vox Pop
+9
Skills
Current Affairs Finance Entertainment & Celebrity
+3

Shahrim Tamrin

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Shahrim Tamrin is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has nearly 16 years’ experience in Journalism and Communications with mainstream & online publications, corporate sector, sports body and inter-government agency.

He started career as a Sports Journalist with theSunDaily in 1997 Read morebefore moving to Asian Football Confederation and United Nations. He made the comeback into journalism with The Malay Mail. Later, he became News Journalist and automotive writer in the New Straits Times, Berita Harian and theSunDaily. 

At present, Shahrim is a guest columnist & freelance journalist writing for various publications including digital news outlets which include ******, ******, ****** and ******. 

Shahrim was awarded with theSunDaily Editorial Excellence Award in 2015 & 2016. In November 2016, he received a special Award from Asean NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) for his wide range coverage of road safety efforts and issues in South East Asia.

He provided input to the Special Envoy for Road Safety of United Nations in April 2017. In August 2018, he was appointed by the Minister of Transport Malaysia as part of the Recommendations Review Panel (RRP) following the highest casualties ever recorded in a single road crash at Genting Highlands in 2013.

Shahrim was a recipient of a 2018 International Centre for Journalist and World Health Organisation (ICFJ-WHO) Safety Reporting Fellowship to attend the 13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion in Bangkok, Thailand and 2020 Road Safety Fellowship to attend the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm, Sweden.

Shahrim has successfully undergone training under the ICFJ and WHO 2020 Road Safety Training of Trainers programme.

He sat on the Board of Directors of Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) from January 2019 until January 2022, the only Journalist appointed to the Board.
Languages
English Malay
Services
Journalism
Skills
Breaking News

Afeeq Nadzrin

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Afeeq Nadzrin spent his childhood watching films and channel surfing whilst enjoying and admiring the creativity and story-telling visuals executed by various sorts of film directors. After picking up the camera four years ago as a hobby, Afeeq immediately realised Read morethat filmmaking and photography became his passion and a work of art he wanted audiences to become well aware off. 

Since turning and enhancing his talents towards filmmaking, Afeeq has quickly built himself a reputation as one of the youngest film directors in Malaysia after directing two films including a documentary shortlisted for ‘Best Documentary’ in Canberra, Australia. His work life has revolved around his personal interest and creative preferences. Afeeq’s passion is emotional story-telling and is always on the lookout for the idiosyncrasies that colour our lives. The abynormal that makes us normal. 

His inpiration growing up is Bruno Aveillan, Martin Scorsese, Stephen Spielberg and Quentin Taratino.

Afeeq Nadzrin is also an experienced Producer with a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry. Skilled in Cinematography, Photography, Media Producer, Television, and Film. Strong arts and design professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management from University of Canberra.
Languages
English Malay
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Documentaries
+7
Skills
Fact Checking Technology Arts & Books
+5

Radzi Razak

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Radzi Razak is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
Languages
English Indonesian Malay
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories
+7
Skills
Technology Science & Environment Research
+7

Skot Thayer

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Skot Thayer is an American journalist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He specializes in food and culture reporting alongside politics, technology, and humanitarian issues. His work has been featured at The Guardian, OZY, iO9, and Roads & Kingdoms.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Research Investigative Journalism
+2
Skills
Breaking News Arts & Books Music
+8

Dina Surani Zaman

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dina Surani Zaman is a former journalist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is one of the co-founders of IMAN Research Malaysia (www.imanresearch.com). 

You may find her profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dinazaman1/
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories Content Writing
+1
Skills
Fact Checking Cultural Travel
+2

Mohd Dzuha Zamedin

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mohd Dzuha Zamedin is a video journalist aka cameraman based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

My career started with Natseven TV Sdn Bhd where I joined in 1997 as Visual Editor in NEWS & Current Affairs Department. Then in 2001, I joined multimedia company with The Edge Communication Sdn Bhd as Video Read morePhotography Coordinator.

In 2006, I got the opportunities to join Aljazeera International as Multi Skill Operator until 2009. 
I start as Freelance Cameraman / Visual Editor for Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), BBC, Aljazeera English and Arabic in 2009.

I have covered politics stories such as BERSIH rally, HINDRAFT rally, General Election(GE), Anwar Ibrahim Court Case and Kim Jong Nam Murder Case.

Beside that for sports stories such as Liga Malaysia, Le Tour de Langkawi, LPGA, Iskandar Open, AFC, Olympic Games, Asian Games and Sea Games.

I also covered TV shows such as 101 East and Riz Khan Show.
Meanwhile I also have the opportunities to cover major stories on MH370 and MH17 tragedies.

My latest freelancing is with Phoenix TV, Southern China Morning Post (SCMP) and Associated Press (AP).

Currently freelancing in Malaysia. Able to cover any counties in South East Asia for videography.
Languages
English Indonesian Malay
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+5
Skills
Technology Breaking News Social
+8

Santhia P.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I'm a good communicator with strong interpersonal skills with always an eye for stellar scoops: Communications whiz with over ten years' of experience as a journalist, broadcast journalist sub-editor, anchor, team leader and in the corporate world, resulting in an exceptional comprehension of media Read moreand the business world. As well as, the ability to infer strategic corporate messages directed toward a reader-friendly, approach and zealous content.

Global mindset: Attained exposure joining hands with organisations and companies from other countries for coverage, discussions and collaborations.

Adaptable and receptive: Gained reputation, immense industry knowledge and experience in several sectors; banking and finance, stock market, securities market, property, advertising, manufacturing, healthcare, sports, transportation, agriculture, hospitality and tourism, aviation, retail, financial results, telecommunication, corporate companies, biotechnology, eCommerce, construction, service industries, etc.

Skills: I have interviewed prominent figures, leaders and personnel, developing key messages, reported on major events, moved on to broadcasting, aided in news production, did live coverages. Then mentored young team members while writing and taking turns to manage the desk; and of course still writing.  I believe I have excellent writing skills (print and online), and I do churn good contents.
Languages
English Hindi Malay
+1
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+10
Skills
Business Current Affairs Technology
+5

Jun Jabar

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I have built a career within the development field and found my passion in translating and writing of others who are often left out in society. My career has spanned from India, Cambodia, Australia, and Malaysia, and currently, I am focusing on building my portfolio in translation and writing on Read morecurrent issues.  I am currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Current Work:
Supporting the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) Malaysia with the SDG Voluntary National Review 2021 with content, editorial, and internal translation of SDG references from English to Bahasa Malaysia.
Preparing speeches for the Minister of Economics for current events
Prepared press release, media statements, and video script for Malaysia’s SDG VNR 2021.
Translation of Financial literacy for chool children from low-income groups with neOOne Associates
Translation of documents and conference coordination for IMAN Research 

Learning & Development Experience:
Translation work for refugee and undocumented children NGOs, in Kuala Lumpur and Sabah.
Translated a series of children folklore stories from Bahasa Malaysia to English for UNICEF Malaysia, distributed to selected schools in Peninsular Malaysia by the Ministry of Education. 
Supported an association in Sabah (KAMI) to translate a series of children stories for distribution among the undocumented and stateless children. 
Assisted the Economic Planning Unit and UNDP in translating training materials from English to Bahasa Malaysia for fieldwork and pilot projects. 
Provided translation work for UNRWA’s #DignityisPriceless campaign. 
Article on the burden of unpaid care work among women in 2018, published in Malaysiakini.com.
Prepared speeches, media statements, editorial pieces for UNDP Malaysia.
Languages
English Malay
Services
Content Writing Research Fact Checking
Skills
Research Politics Fact Checking
+2

Ragananthini Vethasalam

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
RAGANANTHINI VETHASALAM is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She has more than five years experience in the field of journalism.
Languages
English Malay Tamil
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+9
Skills
Business Finance Breaking News
+5

Simon Willmore

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Simon Willmore is a travel journalist, author and editor, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

He is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and has contributed to books, magazines, newspapers and websites across the world.
Languages
English French
Services
Feature Stories Live Reporting Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking Sports Music
+4

Nicholas Yap

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nicholas Yap is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+8
Skills
Fact Checking Investigative Reporting Science & Environment
+2
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